At E3 this year, Gears of War 4 was revealed, but unlike other games which would show a big action trailer, Gears of War 4 took a more mysterious, ominous approach. Apparently, that was very intentional, as The Coalition’s Rod Ferguson told IGN:
“We always thought of it as a tease. People expected a flash of logo and a Marcus poem, and we wanted to overshoot that. Why not do a tease that speaks to the mood and the tone of the game? We’re going back to something personal, intimate, dark, and mysterious, being afraid of the boogeyman.”
Talking about the evolution of the series, he noted that Gears of War was “a monster game,” and as the series advanced, by Gears of War 3 “you’ve got a war game. The Locust is an enemy army you know how to defeat, Wretches aren’t scary anymore.” So The Coalition is returning to what made the first game so interesting and original — “that sense of mystery, things going bump in the night,” as Ferguson puts it.
For Ferguson though, the key thing for him and his team is to “show the respect for the franchise…. We have to do it right before we do it different…. We’re going to treat it properly. Then we can talk about greater innovations.”
Gears of War 4 will come out for a Holiday 2016 release.